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Table 1 Socio-demographic factors of respondents and their levels of knowledge regarding mosquito LSM methods in Nthache area, Mwanza district

From: Household knowledge, perceptions and practices of mosquito larval source management for malaria prevention and control in Mwanza district, Malawi: a cross‐sectional study

Characteristics N = 479
n (%)
Sex  
 Male 140 (29.2)
 Female 339 (70.8)
Age-group (years)a  
 ≤ 35 years-old 273 (57.0)
 > 35 years-old 202 (42.2)
Marital status  
 Married 379 (79.1)
 Single 22 (4.6)
 Widowed 41 (8.6)
 Divorced/separated 37 (7.7)
Education status  
 Primary 307 (64.1)
 None 111 (23.2)
 Secondary 56 (11.7)
 Informal/pre-primary 5 (1.0)
Pregnancy status (women-of-child-bearing-age between 15–49 years-old) N = 276
 Not-pregnant 258 (93.5)
 Pregnant 18 (6.5)
Occupation  
 Crop farming 286(59.7)
 Mixed-farming (crop and livestock)/pastoralist 93 (19.4)
 Business/self-employed 42 (8.8)
 Employee 25 (5.2)
 Housewife 22 (4.6)
 Unemployed/student 7 (1.5)
 Other 4 (0.8)
Household ownership  
 Owned 466 (97.3)
 Rented 13 (2.7)
Household floor  
 Natural/earth 398 (83.1)
 Cement/tiles 81 (16.9)
Household roof  
 Grass/thatch 292 (61.0)
 Iron-sheets 187 (39.0)
Household wall  
 Brickwall 344 (71.8)
 Mudwall 135 (28.2)
Household energy used  
 Firewood 433 (90.4)
 Charcoal 46 (9.6)
Levels of knowledge regarding mosquito larval source management methods  
 High 309 (64.5)
 Low 170 (35.5)
  1. aAge of 4 (0.8 %) respondents were missing in the dataset